How to Use Yahoo Calendar – Every Detail on Yahoo Calendar

Yahoo! founded on March 2, 1995, is not just an email platform. With Yahoo, you can use Yahoo Contacts, Yahoo Notepad, Yahoo Calendar, and many other services. Yahoo Calendar is similar to that you hang on your wall. However, with Yahoo Calendar, you can schedule your task, you can share the calendar events with anyone. This feature is excellent if you want to share it with your co-workers, family, or friends.

You can use Yahoo Calendar by following this process:

  1. Login to your Yahoo mail account.
  2. Click on the “mail” icon to go to Inbox.
  3. On the Inbox Page, you will see a Calendar icon. Click to open it.
    You can change the date, create a to-do list, edit or delete calendar on your Yahoo mail account.

Read this article till the end to learn more about Yahoo Calendar.

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Where to Access Yahoo Calendar?

It is easy to access the Yahoo Calendar, Follow the Following steps:

  1. Log in to your Yahoo email account on your favorite browser.
  2. Now, on your Homepage, click on the Mail icon that is located at the upper right corner of the screen.

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  3. A new window with your Mail inbox will open up. From the inbox page, tap on the Calendar icon located in the upper right corner of the screen. The Note: Calendar icon will have the current date of your location.

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  4. Clicking the calendar icon will open up a new window containing Calendar.

Yahoo Calendar: Viewing Options and Default Settings

In this section of the article, we will be discussing the default settings of Yahoo Calendar when you first time opens the calendar. We will be talking about how the platform is shown to your screen what options are there in the viewing panel.

Your Yahoo Calendar window is divided into three-part:

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First, the left sidebar. This panel contains options to create a new event, displays which calendar is currently selected, holidays, sports, and other dropdown menus.

The second panel shows you the default view of the calendar in general by months. This is how your normal calendar looks, and most of the people this would be the most convenient view.

Third, the right sidebar. This sidebar shows the To-Do lists that you create to perform on the days you selected.

When you open your calendar for the first time, there will be only one calendar saved with your name in My Calendars dropdown menu on your left sidebar. This is where you can access your calendars if you have multiple calendars created.

Also, the default Calendar is the calendar with your name listed inside My Calendars. This is where all the default events and To-Do lists are saved.

On the middle panel of the page, you have navigation tabs {Today, Day, Week, Month, Year, and List}. Using these tabs, you can change the default view of your calendar.

For example, if you select the Day tab view, the calendar will display the to-do list or any event throughout the day. You can navigate through the arrow button right below the navigation bar to change the day.

On the same navigation bar, you have the Action Drop down menu. Using this drop-down menu, you can have several options like printing the calendar, Creating New Calendar, Adding other information in your calendar.

Moving on to the right-sidebar, we have To Do’s panel with your name as the default list. In this section, you can create your list and add a task and to-do list accordingly. You can select options to display the duelist or the task that is completed from the gear icon of the To Do’s Pane. You can also hide the To Do’s from the Action Drop Down menu from the Menu Bar.

Creating a New Calendar in Yahoo!

In Yahoo, you have an option to create multiple Calendars. Sometimes you and your friend might need to share the same calendar, especially when you both are working on the same organization. You might not want to share your personal calendar with your friend, right? So in such situations, you can create two calendars in Yahoo mail, one as your personal calendar while others to share with your friend. So, let’s learn how to create a new calendar in Yahoo.

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail Account.
  2. Tap on the Calendar icon on the top right corner of your screen.

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  3. Your Yahoo Calendar will open in a new tab of your browser.
    There are two ways you can create a new calendar in Yahoo.
    First Method: Hover your mouse button over My Calendars drop-down menu from your left sidebar and click the +
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    Second Method: Click the Actions drop-down menu from the top navigation bar of the Calendar panel. And click Create New Calendar option from the list.

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  4. Both of the steps mentioned above will open the same dashboard to create a new calendar.
    Now enter the name of the calendar you want to create in the text field of the dashboard.
  5. Give your Calendar a color by picking one of nine colors.
  6. If you want to create the private calendar, finish the step by clicking the Save button. Else go to the next step.

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  7. While creating a calendar, you have two options to share your calendar; you can choose both the option too.
    One is to create a public calendar, this calendar will be public, and anyone can have access to this calendar.
    The other is to grant access by adding the emails of people you want to share the calendar.
  8. If you choose to invite people by email, tick the checkmark and add emails in the email text box and set the usability by clicking the drop-down menu right beside the email text box.
    You can add multiple emails by clicking the + Add another
  9. Now click the Save button to save your new calendar on Yahoo.
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Editing and Deleting Calendar in Ymail

Deleting the Ymail Calendar is as easy as creating one. However, I am writing the steps from the login page for those who came right from the table of the content without reading the steps mentioned above to get to the contact page.

For those who are following the article from the beginning, start from step 3.

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail accounts with your favorite browser.
  2. Click on the Calendar icon at the upper right corner of your screen, which is on the top navigation of your right sidebar. The calendar icon will have a real-time date and will open Calendar in a new window when clicked.

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  3. From the Calendar page, click on the My Calendar drop-down menu if you don’t see the calendar on your left sidebar.

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  4. Now hover your mouse pointer over the calendar you want to delete or edit.
  5. Click on the drop-down menu right beside the calendar that appears when you hover your mouse pointer.
  6. Click on the Edit Calendar from the list of options.
  7. Here you can edit information on the calendar like changing the calendar’s name, sharing your calendar to other people. Then select the Save button to the save to change your calendar.

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  8. Now, click the Delete button on the Edit Calendar dialogue box.
  9. While deleting a calendar, you have one of two options to choose from. One is to Delete All the Events keeping the calendar, and the other one is to Delete the whole Calendar deleting events and all the sharing settings.
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  • Here, I am going to remove the whole calendar and all the events I have saved to that calendar, so I am choosing the second option.
  • Finally, to confirm your deletion, click on the Continue button then click Yes, Delete Now on Delete dialogue box.

All about To-Do Lists on Yahoo Calendar

A to-do list is a list of errands and other tanks that needs or intends to accomplish. Most of the time, we create a to-do list in our diary. Why not convert those papers into paperless? In this section of the article, I am going to guide you on every aspect of the To-Do list in Yahoo Calendar.

Moving on to the right-side panel of the Yahoo Calendar window, we have To Do’s Lists.

Let’s start by creating a List.

If you don’t know where the Yahoo Calendar is, first log in to your Yahoo Mail Account, then tap on the mail icon on the top right corner of the screen, now, from the main page click the Calendar icon on the navigation bar of the right sidebar. You will be redirected to a new window containing your Yahoo Calendar.

Or click the link.

When you are new to the Calendar, the calendar will have a default To-Do List as your name. You will be creating a list of the task inside this list. However, if you want to create a New Label for your list, here are the steps to Create a Label for your New List.

Create A New To-Do List on Ymail Calendar

  1. After getting inside your Yahoo Calendar, click on the Gear icon from the Navigation bar of the To Do’s – List on the right sidebar.
  2. Now, click on the Create List… option from the menu. This will open a dialogue box to create your new list label.

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  3. Now, on the Dialogue box, give your List a Label.
    If you want to share your To-Do list, you can tap on the checkbox and add Email addresses that appear when you tick the checkbox. You can also grant a user to view only or view and edit a to-do list.
  4. Now click on the Save button to create a new label in your To-Do list. Your New To-Do List will appear on the right sidebar of the Yahoo Calendar page.


Create Lists for your To-Do List

Here are the steps to create your First To-Do lists

  1. Open your Yahoo Calendar Page and click the Gear icon on the menu bar of the To-Do list.
  2. Now Click on the New To-Do option from the menu. This will open a new Dashboard to create a new to-do list.

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  3. Now give a name to your list.
    Here you can give a due date so that you get a reminder from yahoo calendar about the task you need to perform.
    Likewise, you can set the priority of the task and the List you want to save the task from the List drop-down menu.
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    If you want to add notes to the task, you can add if from the Notes Text Field. This can notify your coworkers about topics you want them to know.

Different Ways to View List on To-Do List

There are various ways to view the list on the To-Do list. Let’s learn about them.

On the right sidebar of the Yahoo Calendar page, you have a list of Labels contains your To-Do lists.

Click on the Gear icon right beside the header “To Do’s – List.”

There are several options to view your To-Do list.

  1. Priority View: This option will show The To-do list by separating the list according to their priority. We have three priority levels in Yahoo Calendar: URGENT, IMPORTANT, and NORMAL
  2. List View: List view will display all your To-Do list according to the User Defined Label for a list. This is the default viewing panel of your Yahoo Calendar.
  3. Due Date View: The due date view will display all your to-do lists in two groups that have due dates set up. One of the labels displays the list that’s due date is today, and other label shows the upcoming dates to complete a task.
  4. Done View: This option will show all the tasks that have been completed.

How to Share your Yahoo To-Do List to your Friend

Sometimes, you and your coworkers have the same task to complete. Or maybe you and your friend are working on a project, and you guys have to share the same to-do list. So, in such situations, with the yahoo calendar, you can share your To-Do list with your friend.

Here is how you can share your Yahoo To-Do list with your Friend.

Delete or Edit Lists from To-Do List Panel

Deleting or editing the list To-Do list is as easy as creating one. The steps are similar, as well. Follow these steps to delete lists from the To-Do list panel on Yahoo Calendar.

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail and go to Yahoo Calendar.
  2. From the right sidebar of your Yahoo Calendar page, right-click list that you want to delete opening the To Do label.
  3. To edit the list, select Edit To Do.
    Now on the Edit Panel, make changes to your list and select Save
  4. Select Delete To Do option from the list and then confirm your deletion clicking the Delete Button from the Delete To Do? Dialogue box.

Delete To-Do List from Ymail Calendar

How to Hide To Do Panel From Yahoo Calendar

Hiding the right sidebar in Yahoo Calendar is very easy. Hiding the To Do section will increase the Calendar viewing panel. However, it won’t increase the viewing of the calendar. So, there is no advantage of removing or hiding the TO Do panel from the Ymail Calendar. If you still want to hide the To-Do panel from the calendar, here is how you can do it.

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail and go to Yahoo Calendar.
  2. From the Menu bar of the calendar, section click on the Actions drop-down
  3. From the Action menu, select Hide To Dos option on the drop-down menu.
  4. As you select the Hide to-dos from the menu, the right sidebar, where To Do’s used to be will collapse and calendar will extend.

If you want To Do’s panel back, just select Show To-Dos from the Actions drop-down menu.

Create Events, Edit and Delete Events

You use a calendar to add events so that you don’t forget what events are coming. In Yahoo Calendar, there are two methods you can use to create an event. We will be learning both ways in this section of the article.

The First Method To Create Event in Ymail

  1. When you get to your Yahoo Calendar page, click on the New Event button located at the top left corner of your screen right above the mini-calendar.
  2. Next, a pop-up window will appear on your screen.
    Fill up the title of your event. Here, for example, I am giving my event title as Birthday-Party at Samir.
    Next, Give your event Start and End date.
    As this event is a one-time event, I don’t want this event to disturb me, so I am selecting “Never” in Repeat label.
  3. Likewise, fill up the New Event Form and click the Save button to save your event.
  4. To view the new event you just created in the calendar, make sure you selected your calendar first. Check it out on the left sidebar of your windows under My Calendars drop-down menu.

The Second Method To Create Event in Ymail

The other way to create new even to simple.

  1. Click on the day on the calendar you want to set the event for.
  2. From the pop-up window, select one of the options. If the event is going to throughout the day, click on All-Day.
  3. Now on the Event Creating dialogue box, give the event a name and location. If you want to add more details, click on the Add More Details button right next to Save
  4. After adding all the information, click on the Save button to save your event for that day.

How to share your calendar

Sharing a calendar is the most useful feature in Yahoo Calendar. This option is useful when you have to share your calendar with your friends, family members, or colleague. Here is how you can share your calendar.

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail and Go to the Calendar page.
  2. On the left sidebar under My Calendars drop-down menu, select the calendar you want to share.
  3. Right-click the calendar you want to share and select the Share option from the list.
  4. A new window containing your calendar detail will pop up. There are three options to share your calendar.
  5. Here I am selecting Invite people by email option as there aren’t a lot of people to share the calendar with.
    If you are sharing your calendar with a lot of people, select Generate links option from the windows.
  6. When you select, invite people by email, a text field where you can type in the email of people will appear. Add emails of people to whom you want to share your calendar.
  7. Finally, hit the Save button. The calendar will be sent to your friends.

Stop sharing yahoo calendar

If you open the link you copied from the General links from step 5 explained in the above steps, anyone with the link can get access to your calendar. You can always revoke the access by returning to step 5 and click the reset link. Reset link is the small half circle icon right next to the word (drop-down menu) View events only.

Clicking on the reset link will create a new URL for the calendar and deactivate the old one.

How to Export and Import Yahoo Calendar

You should always back up your data to your hard drive to stay on the safe side. This way, even if the data is breached online, you will have a copy of the information you can use later.

Here is how you can export and import your Yahoo Calendar.

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail and Tap on the Calendar icon on the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. On the Calendar page right click on the Calendar, you want to export from My Calendars drop-down menu on the left sidebar.
  3. Now click Export option from the list to start downloading the backup file. The file will be in the “.ics” format.
  4. To import the file to your calendar, click on the import icon from the same menu.
  5. Click on the Choose Files button from the pop-up import dashboard.
  6. Now choose the file you want to import and click the Import button. Your Calendar will shortly be imported to your Yahoo Calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

How do I color code my Yahoo calendar?

To change the color of your calendar on Yahoo, log in to your account and open up “Calendars” from the left-hand menu. If you have multiple calendars, click on “Manage Calendars.” From here, scroll down until you find the calendar that’s currently colored blue. Click on it once so an arrow appears beside its name, and then click the pencil icon. Then, click “Edit Calendar Details” at the bottom of the page.

This is where you’ll find color options for your calendar. The default color will be blue, but you can click on any icon to change it (you don’t need to buy a special program or anything like that). Once you’re done choosing colors and other settings, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click “Save.” Don’t forget to hit “Done” on the top toolbar.

You can also change your Yahoo calendar’s color by clicking on it directly. Hover over one, or open up a new tab with today’s date already filled in then located at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Is Yahoo getting rid of Calendars?


Yahoo is not getting rid of calendars anytime soon.

Where is my Calendar on Yahoo Mail?

To find your calendar on Yahoo Mail, go to “Mail” at the top left of any page and click on it. Then, scroll down until you see “Calendar.” Click this option once so an arrow appears beside its name, then choose one of two options: either import or create a new calendar.

Wrapping Up

I hope this article was helpful to you. Use the Yahoo Calendar to plan out your daily life, or use it in conjunction with another calendar. The choice is yours!

And please feel free to drop your queries related to Yahoo Calendar or any other mail service in the comments below.

Take care!